The Weeknd

Video: The Weeknd – “False Alarm”

As promised, the Weeknd dropped the video for his second Starboy single "False Alarm." The Ilya Naishuller-directed piece of cinema follows a gang of heavily armed criminals through a…
Brian Josephs / October 13, 2016

Watch the Weeknd and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live returned for its 42nd season last night, with host Margot Robbie and musical guest the Weeknd. The Weeknd—who had canceled, rescheduled, and ultimately…
Anna Gaca / October 2, 2016

The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LL Cool J Are Now UFC Investors

The Weeknd is not only a Starboy—he's a UFC investor, too. Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG convinced a group of celebrities to invest at least $250,000 to help finance its…
Brian Josephs / September 30, 2016

The Weeknd Weekend Kicks Off With “False Alarm”

Like every musical guest, the Weeknd is obligated to do two songs during his Saturday Night Live gig this Saturday. "Starboy" is probably going to be on the setlist.
Brian Josephs / September 30, 2016

The Weeknd Plays a Destructive “Starboy” in New Video

The Weeknd's Daft Punk-assisted "Starboy" dropped with little warning last week. Now, Hump Day has brought a music video for the single, which is the title track from…
Brian Josephs / September 28, 2016

J. Cole Replaces the Weeknd as Meadows Music and Arts Festival Headliner

Update: The Weeknd revealed that he’s still performing at the Meadows Festival, but at an earlier time slot. The festival's twitter account originally announced that he would "no…
Brian Josephs / September 22, 2016

The Weeknd Releases “Starboy” Single Featuring Daft Punk

Hours after unveiling the art and title of his forthcoming album Starboy, the Weeknd dropped a track by the same name as its first single. The singer also managed to pull…
Brian Josephs / September 22, 2016

The Weeknd Reveals His New Album Starboy

The Weeknd scored four Top 10 hits over the past two years: "The Hills," "Can't Feel My Face," "Earned It," and Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder." His…
Brian Josephs / September 21, 2016

Cashmere Cat, the Weeknd, and Francis and the Lights Collaborate on ‘Wild Love’

Cashmere Cat, the Weeknd, and Francis and the Lights just shared their new single "Wild Love." The Weeknd teased the collaboration on his Instagram earlier…
Ilana Kaplan / August 26, 2016

The Weeknd Donates $250,000 to Black Lives Matter

The Weeknd, who's working on his Beauty Behind the Madness follow-up, has donated $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter Network. The singer himself didn't announce this, but…
Brian Josephs / August 10, 2016

The Weeknd Donated $50,000 to Ethiopic Studies at the University of Toronto

Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. the Weeknd, has donated $50,000 to help establish an Ethiopic studies program at the University of Toronto, the Toronto Star reports. The Toronto-born singer is…
Anna Gaca / August 7, 2016

MTV VMA 2016 Nominees: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Kanye West, and More

MTV has announced the nominees for 2016's Video Music Awards. Beyoncé is already looking to be a big winner this year, with 11 nods for…
Rachel Brodsky / July 26, 2016

Kanye West and the Weeknd to Headline NYC’s Meadows Music and Arts Festival

Kanye West and the Weeknd will headline the inaugural Meadows Music and Arts Festival, a new fest hosted by Governors Ball organizers Founders Entertainment, which…
Rachel Brodsky / June 21, 2016

The Weeknd and Belly Pull Out of ‘Kimmel’ Performance Due to Trump Presence

Pop star The Weeknd and rapper Belly canceled their recent late night gig on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, thanks the presence of another guest on the…
Andrew Unterberger / May 26, 2016

Hangout Fest 2016: The Weeknd, Vince Staples, and Jason Isbell Shine After Hours-Long Weather Delay

This past weekend, Hangout Fest returned to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for its seventh go-round, boasting an eclectic lineup and, thanks to its ocean-front location, some…
Dan Reilly / May 23, 2016
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